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River otter Ziggy is all grown up, moving to Seattle

On Nov. 8, 2013, Zigzag the river otter was born at the Oregon Zoo. Weighing around a quarter of a pound, unable to see or walk, let alone swim, the pup was... Read More

March 12, 2015

Oregon ivory bill introduced to close deadly loophole

Today wildlife advocates in Salem announced new legislation to end the trade of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn in Oregon.

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March 11, 2015

Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015

Quantifying happiness: Animal welfare science

At a newly remodeled space inside a former Oregon Zoo animal clinic, a small group of researchers and volunteers is attempting to identify what makes life worth... Read More

March 6, 2015

Zoo's spring, summer camps help kids connect with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention polar bears, lions and... Read More

March 4, 2015
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